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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Feb 26, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Allman Bros vid (but DEAD-related)

I agree, although I think the dead have more to offer on the whole. Check out Christgau's review of At Fillmore East:

Four sides comprising seven titles--only two of them repeated (ad infinitum) from the band's studio albums--and they sure do boogie. But even if Duane Allman plus Dickey Betts does equal Jerry Garcia, the Dead know roads are for getting somewhere. That is, Garcia (not to bring in John Coltrane) always takes you someplace unexpected on a long solo. I guess the appeal here is the inevitability of it all. B-

While I don't really agree with the review of that album I think it does a reasonable job of summarizing why I prefer the Dead.